American artist Craig Tracy credits New Orleans with its authentic and vibrant culture as a significant factor in what is at the heart of his passion, creativity and bliss. Craig claims he has always been an artist, he remembers his family members were ritually painting each other faces for carnivals and other costumed events. “There was never any question regarding my being or becoming a professional artist. It was always just obvious and understood,” he commented.
As a child, Craig’s loving parents nurtured and encouraged his creative development as well as gave him the gift of freedom to mature as an absolute individual. A graduate with honours from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Craig was a professional freelance illustrator but he age of twenty. After trying his talent in different styles he gradually fall in love with body painting. His new passion gave him an idea to collect bodypainted images from other artists that he respected and admired, soon it was followed by his first serious creation of images. Since than he has been developing his painting skills and finally has become famous world wide.
Today Craig Tracy Bodypaints exclusively as well he owns and operates the very first gallery in the world dedicated to fine art Bodypainted images. The gallery allows even the most seasoned art collectors and novices alike to see and experience fist hand what Bodypainting is ultimately capable of expressing.
All images ©Craig Tracy